Madonna gives impromptu gig in Paris square

Madonna gives impromptu gig in Paris square

Superstar Madonna delighted fans on the streets of Paris last night (Nov 9), performing an impromptu aftershow gig in tribute to those who lost their lives in the recent terror attacks. One of the few big-name acts who refused to cancel her European shows following the attacks, Madge was in the French capital for a concert on Wednesday evening at the Bercy arena, as part of her Rebel Heart tour. Following the sell-out gig, the singer…

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Noel Gallagher: Adele makes ‘music for grannies’

Noel Gallagher: Adele makes ‘music for grannies’

Noel Gallagher has blasted Adele, describing the multi-million-selling superstar’s songs as “music for grannies” in a foul-mouthed rant. The Mancunian motormouth was asked what he thought about Adele and, as usual, he did not hold back with his opinions. Speaking to Music Feeds, via The Telegraph, Gallagher said, “If someone wants to know what I think of Adele, I’ll f***ing tell them… I just don’t see what all the fuss is about. I don’t like her music….

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens gets UK 12A rating

Star Wars: The Force Awakens gets UK 12A rating

Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been awarded a 12A certificate in the UK. In the US, it’s already been rated PG-13 – the American equivalent of 12A. The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) gave the rating based on the much-anticipated movie’s “frequent scenes of moderate violence, including use of blasters and lightsabers, and dogfights between spaceships”. “Sight of blood and injury detail is limited and brief,” the BBFC added in the explanation for…

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Duran Duran got “big break” in Edinburgh – but needed mortgage to pay for it

Duran Duran got “big break” in Edinburgh – but needed mortgage to pay for it

Ahead of tonight’s (Dec 6) gig at the SSE Hydro, Duran Duran’s Roger Taylor has recalled how the Eighties legends struggled to get a support slot at the Edinburgh Odeon during Hazel O’Connor’s tour before they were famous. Today, the Birmingham synthpop four-piece are multi-million-selling superstars, but back in 1980 one of their managers had to take out a mortgage to pay for an opening slot during O’Connor’s tour as she headlined in the Capital in…

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Scottish writer William McIlvanney dies aged 79

Scottish writer William McIlvanney dies aged 79

Tributes have been paid to the great Scottish writer, poet and political thinker William McIlvanney, who has died aged 79. The author of the celebrated 1977 Glasgow detective novel Laidlaw had been ill for a short time. Edinburgh crime writer Ian Rankin described McIlvanney death as “dreadful news”. He said: “A truly inspired and inspiring author and an absolute gent.” Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh said: “Absolutely gutted to hear this. An inspirational writer and one of the…

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Fatherson announce 2016 tour – including Edinburgh gig

Fatherson announce 2016 tour – including Edinburgh gig

Fatherson have announced details of their biggest UK tour to date for February – including a stop off at Edinburgh’s Liquid Room on Friday, February 12. The Scottish three-piece recently released the first single from their second album, due next year. Always (hear it below) was immediately made Huw Stephens Track of the Week on Radio 1 and has received further daytime support from Clara Amfo – it also received plays on Radio X (Shock of the New) and Absolute…

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Ex-Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland dead at 48

Ex-Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland dead at 48

Scott Weiland, ex-frontman of the US rock band Stone Temple Pilots, has died at the age of 48. The singer’s manager, Tom Vitorino, confirmed his death on Thursday night. A statement, on Instagram, said Weiland had “passed away in his sleep while on a tour stop in Bloomington, Minnesota, with his band The Wildabouts”. According to TMZ , Weiland’s body was discovered on his tour bus outside a motel, near the venue where the band Weiland…

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice: watch new trailer

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice: watch new trailer

An explosive new trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has been released, in which the two caped crusaders are seen joining forces with Wonder Woman. First shown on US TV during Jimmy Kimmel’s talk show, this is the first new footage from the film since San Diego Comic-Con in the summer, and offers a first peak at the characters’ civilian alter-egos. The latest teaser, (watch below), begins with Clark Kent (Henry Cavill) attending a Gotham City…

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Morrissey wins Bad Sex in Fiction prize

Morrissey wins Bad Sex in Fiction prize

He’s used to acclaim and hero-worship, but Morrissey has now picked up a most unwanted accolade – winning this year’s Bad Sex In Fiction award for his debut novel, List Of The Lost. The competition was stiff (no pun intended), but the judges said they were swayed by an “ecstatic scene” in the former Smiths frontman’s novel involving two of the lead characters. Mozza’s book, which was panned by critics when it was released earlier…

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Nina Nesbitt announces new EP and live dates

Nina Nesbitt announces new EP and live dates

After two years away from the spotlight, Edinburgh singer-songwriter Nina Nesbitt returns in February with the Modern Love EP – and next month she will play three warm-up headline shows in Glasgow, London and Manchester. Released on February 5 on Island Records, the Modern Love EP is a departure from the music a teenage Nina wrote for her 2014 album Peroxide, and introduces us to a blossomed, whip-smart 21-year-old. Upon its release in February 2014, Peroxide hit the…

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